Money and You – Literacy, Insight & Advice

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August 11, 2020

New research commissioned by the Financial Services Council has found that New Zealanders’ reluctance to seek financial advice is coming at a significant financial and personal cost.

The second in a three part research series looking at New Zealanders’ relationship with money, ‘Money and You – Literacy, Insight & Advice’ surveyed 2000 Kiwis to understand why New Zealanders don’t seek help with their finances and to unlock the myths about what good support means and how it reduces financial stress.

Read the media release.

Read the research report.

Watch the online research launch event.

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Richard Klipin
Chief Executive Officer
Financial Services Council of New Zealand 021 0233 5414 or

About the research

The research was conducted via an online survey developed and hosted by CoreData. Data was collected between 12 March and 20 March 2020. A total of 2,000 valid complete responses were collected, which formed the basis of the analysis and the report.

The sample is representative of the New Zealand consumer population in terms of age, gender and income based on the latest Stats NZ data.

The purpose of this survey was to understand how financially prepared New Zealanders are.